“A collection of bakers, tailors, engineers, pharmacists, painters, carpenters, and students nicknamed for their protective hats, they have saved more than a hundred thousand people in Syria’s vicious civil war. Their rescues produced iconic images: a little boy caked in dust and blood, sitting in silent shock on an orange ambulance seat; the triumphant rescue of a ‘miracle baby,’ only ten days old, pulled from under huge concrete slabs after sixteen hours of digging … Over the weekend, the White Helmets themselves had to be rescued.” Robin Wright in The New Yorker: The White Helmets—Syria’s Noble Rescuers—Have to Be Rescued by Israel.

+ Meanwhile, Israel says it has shot down a Syrian warplane which entered its airspace – a rare incident between the two foes.

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